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PADI SCUBA Diving Courses

Sawasdee Divers Krabi is a 5★ PADI CDC Dive Resort.

the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand.

It is in a fantastic tropical environment that Sawasdee Divers Krabi offers you the whole range of PADI diving courses in Ao Nang; from the PADI Discover SCUBA Diving course for beginners to professional training, Divemaster and Instructor courses.

Commit to improving your SCUBA diving skills, accelerate your education and get more enjoyment.
Make great savings on course prices when you book multiple courses together.
If you’re not certified yet and your goal is to achieve the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Rescue Diver level, or to become a PADI Pro, we offer you the opportunity to choose from our various Course Package options.

Beginner Courses
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PADI Refresher & PADI Advanced courses
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Become a PADI Pro
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An outstanding place for a PADI diving course in Ao Nang.

We invite you to explore the world of diving with us, where you have the opportunity to get certified, enhance your diving skills, or pursue a professional diving career. Our team warmly welcomes you to our comfortable, air-conditioned classroom and a specialized dive training swimming pool conveniently located on-site.

Experienced Instructors, Small Class Sizes.

To ensure our quality standards are upheld, we limit the number of students per instructor to a maximum of 4 for all courses. Additionally, for the open water dives of the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, the maximum number of students is set to 2 per instructor.

Beginner SCUBA Courses

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Ages 10+
8 Hours

Discover SCUBA Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?
If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is just the right program for you.
Your safety is guaranteed through the close guidance of one of our instructors.
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Ages 10+
2 Days

PADI SCUBA Diver Course

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the Open Water Diver course.
If you’re short on a time but really want become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.
Also, if you feel like you will always want to dive with a professional and don’t want to go too deep, then the PADI Scuba Diver course is a good starting point.
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Ages 10+
3 Days

PADI Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, then this is where it starts.
The PADI Open Water Diver course teaches you all the basic ins and outs about scuba diving.
This course will allow you to dive independently with a qualified buddy.
The world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.

Courses to develop your scuba diving skills

Ages 10+
1 Day

PADI Refresher Course

You’re a certified diver but you haven’t been diving lately? Knowledge and skills have gotten a bit rusty over the years?
Then a Refresher Course is the right option for you. You will go over the basics again, together with your instructor. You can ask questions, express concerns or just soak up all the information your instructor has for you.
The Refresher Course is a hands on, practical session, to get you back in the water with confidence.
Ages 10+
1 Day

PADI Adventure Diver Course

The PADI Adventure Diver course is available for certified Open Water Divers or similar, who want to improve their knowledge and become a better diver. Become more confident and more competent.
You will tackle 3 different topics that we will choose together, depending on what suits you and our area best.
The PADI Adventure Diver course can be compiled from deep diver, wreck diver, underwater navigation, peak performance buoyancy, fish identification, search & recovery, night diver, etc.
The PADI Adventure Diver course consists of 3 dives, which can be credited towards your PADI Advanced Diver certification (5 dives total, including a deep dive and underwater navigation).
Ages 12+
2 Days

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, a continued education course, is for certified PADI Open Water Divers or equivalent divers.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course gives you an insight to other disciplines and activities, related to scuba diving.
The mandatory course dives are a deep dive and underwater navigation, you will cover three more different topics that we will choose together, based on what suits you best and our region, and your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is complete!
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Any Age
1 Day

PADI Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.
Course participants learn to follow simple steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non stressful learning environment.
All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
Ages 12+
2 Days

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging and most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why?
Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
During the PADI Rescue Diver course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills so they can become a second nature.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is also the stepping stone to the PADI Divemaster course.
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Ages 12+
1 Day

PADI Enriched Air (NITROX) Diver Course

The PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why?
Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.
If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations.

PADI Specialty Courses

1- 2 Days
Ages 12+
The PADI Specialty courses are for people who want to improve their skills and knowledge in very different fields but all have one thing in common: the underwater world.
PADI Specialty courses give you the opportunity to go into more detail within certain disciplines in scuba diving, under the guidance of a dedicated specialty instructor.
In 1 or 2 days you will cover the theory and execute your training dives. After this you will be certified and you receive your Specialty eCard, which opens up the become to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.
The PADI Specialty courses are numerous.
Some of the most popular in our area are:
Enriched Air Diver (NITROX), Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Night Diver and Underwater Photography.

Course Packages

3 Days – 4 Months
Ages 12+
Make great savings on course prices when you book multiple courses together, choose a Course Package.
Start from any level of experience, including complete novice and build on your certifications.
You can start from the Open Water Diver (level 1), Advanced Open Water Diver  (level 2), or Rescue Diver levels.
You can also begin your Divemaster training or your Instructor training from scratch! 
These are our most popular Course Packages:

Open Water Diver + Advanced Open Water Diver courses

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EFR + Rescue Diver courses

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Non diver to Divemaster

Please consult our course packages for more information.
Book your SCUBA Diving course at Ao Nang’s only PADI Career Development Centre.

PADI eLearning

If you’re going to be on a tight diving timetable while you’re away – or just can’t wait to get in the water – our PADI eLearning course is just the ticket. It’s a really flexible way to complete part of your scuba certification before you even fly to attend your diving course in Ao Nang. The big bonus is that you’ll tick off the academic side of things at home, so you won’t have to spend precious diving time in the classroom once you’re here. It frees you up to go straight into the water to learn the practical side of things.

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The other great thing about the PADI eLearning course is that you can complete it in the comfort of your own home via the web. All you need is a PC and you’re away. You can get started straight away – you don’t need any prior scuba knowledge, as you’ll learn as you go. Best of all, you can go at your own pace and at a time to suit you, not us.

You’ll find the PADI eLearning course really structured and simple to follow. The content is broken down into easy-to-learn sections. It covers things like safe diving practices, dive equipment, the buddy system and breathing air at depth. And to make sure you understand everything, you can take Quick Quizzes at every stage before you take the compulsory Knowledge Review assessment. You can easily keep track of sections you’ve yet to do and which ones you’ve completed.
Learn more about PADI eLearning at www.padi.com
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